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allan
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0 posted 05-25-2000 12:14 PM       View Profile for allan   Email allan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit allan's Home Page   View IP for allan

There's need and greed.
And what's lost between.
Building walls of microwaves.
Tombs of TVs.

And where we end our lives...
Confined, dispersed or free?
Clinging grimly to the things we "won".
Or smiling, holding a loving hand.

It's ours to understand,
to find our way.
Or lose it,
in a blizzard of shiny toys.

We can Be.
We can Have.
Is there really in-between?

Stay grounded and safe.
Build the inevitable walls?

Or fly?



[This message has been edited by allan (edited 05-27-2000).]
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Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-25-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful and thought-provoking reminder to enjoy the intangibles, and not the materials of our world ... thank you for the lovely reminder Allan. Nicely written.

Best wishes,
/Kit
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2 posted 05-25-2000 12:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very nice, Allan. I enjoyed this!

Denise
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3 posted 05-25-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

There's need and greed.
And what's lost between.
Building walls of microwaves.
Tombs of TVs.

Wrapped in a blanket of money, tv distractions sedated into slavery,

sorry thinking aloud again. enjoyed your poem. a great comment of materialism.  


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4 posted 05-25-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Ah the possessions - wonderful thoughtful
poem and written with care --)

I would fly free --and have, and will

Thanks for this reminder, Allan

~netswan
allan
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5 posted 05-27-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for allan   Email allan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit allan's Home Page   View IP for allan

Thank you all very much!

The poem was inspired by a Doreen Peri's wonderful poem 'Stuff' on the same theme, posted to 'Critical Analysis' this week.    




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